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story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats best hope in 20 years. texas is one of the reddest states in the country. but she sees it differently. >> i see it purple now. i have seen more people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time that texans voted for governor was in 2010 when only 38% of democrats cast a ballot. a
greg abbott. abbott has come under fire for campaigning with rock star ted nugent. >>> the state house with vote on a water protection spill in west virginia. robert and i have in charleston, and what does this bill specifically propose? >> reporter: del, it's been a long few days for the politicians here in west virginia, the bill went through the judiciary committee over the weekend, and then it hit the finance committee and sort of came to a bit of a halt, but basically it proposes that all above storage chemical tanks here in the state will be due to yearly inspections. there were a couple of things that were stripped that are a bit of controversy here right now. the finance committee removed long-term medical monitoring, which was a major thing that environmentalists, and citizens wanted, because they just weren't sure as to what the long-term effects of the chemicals that were spilled were. and early-warning system detection of chemicals into the river or water supply has always been removed. lobbyists pushed hard to have that stripped. it appears the finance committee agreed bec
it. good to talk to you. >> polls in texas has closed. greg abbott will be the republican nominee facing off against wendy davis. tea party stockman was defeated, and the 12 person race to replace his house seat is heading to a run off. democrats think they have a chance to turn the state from red to blue for the first time in three decades. the extreme weather is having an impact, especially for small business owners, taking out loans to survive the weather season. mary snow reports. >> fed up. this is deborah koenigsberger's effort to offset losses after cold weather kept women out of her store in new york city. the polar vortex is public enemy number one. >> how much money would you have lost this winter because of the weather? >> i'll say is a good $100,000 because of the weather. it's a lot for us. >> in chicago. >> would you like sample cuts. >> a 50% drop in sale enough to force kendall to take out a loan to pay the bills at his two frozen yoghurt shops. >> it's tough. it's cold. >> the temperature in chicago fell below zero 20 days in september. that's meant that kendall s
, and he continues to beat davis in the polls. a poll puts abbott 11 pounts ahead of davis. >> greg abbott will beat wendy days by high single digits. competitive democrats have lost by 12 po 16 points -- 12 to 16 point. when davis is likely to lose by 7, 8 or 9, she is running more competitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> democrats appreciate supporting a candidate they see as having a fighting chance in a state that hasn't a democrat such as an-richards. >> photo id laws will be put to the test. the first will be in this upcoming vote. voters will have to show voter ids. critics believe the laws are designed to discriminate. the election plated for march 4th, picture id laws. arkansas, mississippi, okay la home, rhode island and virginia are affected. >> up north for the first time in 20 years a gay rights group could be part of a boston state parade. many are welcome to march only if there's no reference to group sexual orientation. they considered allowing the gay group to march after a boycott was threatened. the new mayor and council are boycotting its para
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
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